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2012 WABE Annual Conference

Meaningful Math + Sizzling Science = Powerful Language Development

May 11 &12, 2012

Presenter Handouts


featuring Dr. Okhee Lee, Dr. Maria de Armas, Dr. Rosalinda Barrera, Jose Franco, Dr. Pinky Nelson…. and YOU!

at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center

1500 Broadway Plaza Tacoma, WA 98402


Dr. Okhee Lee

* Nationally recognized specialist in science education, language and culture, and teacher education.

* Current research involves professional development to promote science learning and language development of English language learners.


Dr. Maria de Armas

* Assistant Superintendent, Curriculum and Instruction, Dade County Public Schools, Miami, FL

*Curriculum and implementation director for over 340,000 students and 22,000 teachers



Dr. Rosalinda B. Barrera

* Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education and Director of the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)

* Former dean of the College of Education at Texas State University-San Marcos, which has the largest university-based teacher preparation program in Texas



Jose Franco

* Co-Director of WestEd’s Math Pathways & Pitfalls

* Conducted numerous presentations on family involvement, equity, mathematics education, and second language acquisition at the local, state, national, and international levels



Dr. George “Pinky” Nelson

* Program Director, Professor, Graduate Adviser, Western Washington University

* Member of the senior staff of the American Association for the Advancement of Science